Thanks but I didn't miss the point. I don't expect Joni to be a defensive stalwart. I am fully aware that his strength is on the offensive side of the puck and that is what makes him so valuable. I think anyone who wants him traded or thinks he shouldn't be given time to get this worked out are crazy. But it is time for him to start improving, a lot.
Just because he has all this potential in one part of his game does not mean he should be getting a free pass for the rest of it. And all too often that is happening. He cannot be getting 25+ minutes a night and be as much of a liability as he is, that was the point I was making the other night when I was told that he isn't getting paid to play defense. And I said it is crap. He has to be held accountable for both ends of the ice. They all do - everyone on this team.
And yes, I am in agreement about our offensive production problems making life that much harder on our defense. They need to start scoring, that is the bottom line and until they do it's not going to get any easier - on anyone.
Thank you, your recent posts have made my day. I was beginning to think I really did belong in the looney bin. EDIT: what you said, goes for forwards as well. Our D stinks, our forwards have to get back there to help out.